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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, A Real Illness 12/17/07

This booklet explains what post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is, when it starts, how long it lasts, and how to get help.

This booklet addresses the following topics:

  • Does this sound like you?
  • PTSD is a real illness that needs to be treated
    • What is PTSD?
    • When does PTSD start and how long does it last?
    • Am I the only person with this illness?
    • What can I do to help myself?
    • What can a doctor or counselor do...
Let's Talk About Stroke 12/17/07

Let’s Talk About Stroke is a series of downloadable patient information sheets, created by the American Stroke Association, that presents information in a question-and-answer format that’s brief, easy to follow, and easy to read. They can be used by physicians to foster communication with patients about stroke. Some are available in Spanish as well as English.

The patient information sheets cover two general topics: stroke prevention and life after stroke.

Tips for Survivors of a Traumatic Event: What to Expect in Your Personal Life, Family, Work, and Financial Life 12/17/07

This tool cites examples of personal uncertainties, family relationship changes, work disruptions, and financial worries that may contribute to the long-term impact of a traumatic event. This tool also includes tips on how to survive the road to recovery from a traumatic event.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Things to remember when trying to understand disaster events
  • Signs that stress management assistance is needed
  • Ways to ease the stress
  • ...
Questions You May Want to Ask Your Child's Speech-Language Pathologist 12/17/07

This wallet card explains what a speech-language pathologist is and lists questions about hearing loss that parents/guardians may want to ask their child’s speech-language pathologist.

This wallet card provides space for information about the speech-language pathologist and lists questions, which are organized in the following topic areas:

  • Questions about speech and language therapy services for my/our child
  • Questions to help our family and child at home and in...
Ten Commandments for a Healthy Heart 12/17/07

This tool, part of The Heart Truth Campaign, presents 10 recommendations for women’s heart health.

The Council of State Governments Health Literacy Toolkit 12/17/07

This toolkit contains information that examines different ways States can address health literacy–through their Medicaid programs, by improving health communication, in State-mandated K-12 curriculum, and by working with adult learners.

The toolkit includes the following:

  • Executive summary: Excerpts from the Council of State Governments (CSG’s) State Official’s Guide to Health Literacy
  • Issue briefs
    • New...
Diabetes: Easy Eating for Busy People 12/17/07

This brochure emphasizes the importance of a balanced diet for people managing their diabetes. It describes food groups using examples and demonstrates how to balance a meal.

This brochure addresses the following topics:

  • Easy eating for diabetes
  • What to eat for lunch and dinner
    • Vegetables
    • Milk
    • Meats, poultry, soy products, and fish
    • Grains, breads, and starches
    • Fruit
    • Fiber
    • Fats
  • One idea for a...
Environmental Scan of Instruments to Inform Consumer Choice in Assisted Living Facilities 12/17/07

This report examines questionnaires, surveys, and other instruments currently used to assess the services and quality of care in assisted living facilities across the United States including consumer-reported instruments, expert observational instruments, and provider-reported tools that evaluate services offered, the physical and cultural environments, staff issues, activities, social support, and contractual issues.

The report includes the following sections:

  • ...
Diabetes Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action 12/17/07

This 162-page resource guide is designed to help States assess their quality of diabetes care and fashion quality improvement strategies suited to State conditions.

This resource guide is divided into six modules:

  • Module 1: Background (making the case for diabetes care quality improvement)
  • Module 2: Data (understanding the foundation of quality improvement)
  • Module 3: Information (interpreting State estimates of diabetes quality)
  • Module 4: Action (...
ECRI's Bulimia Nervosa Resource Guide: Find a Treatment Center 12/17/07

This tool enables users to perform a full-text search of profiles for bulimia nervosa treatment centers in the United States. Both inpatient and outpatient centers are listed.

Users can browse centers by the following options:

  • Text search
  • Alphabetically by facility name
  • State
  • Facility setting
  • Years as a bulimia treatment center
  • Medical doctor on site
  • Private insurance accepted
  • Treatment type offered
  • Levels...

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